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  1. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pyongyang lacks means for nuclear strike on US, experts say

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 09:22am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington North Korea’s explicit threats this week to strike the United States with nuclear weapons are rhetorical bluster, as the isolated nation does not yet have the means ... lighter and diversified nuclear strike means,” an apparent reference to miniaturized nuclear weapons. It was the latest in a stream of invective from Pyongyang against what it apparently sees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1207482/pyongyang-lacks-means-nuclear-strike-us-experts-say
  2. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea launches military drill with US despite North’s opposition

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... a "merciless" retaliatory strike. The "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" exercise will last until August 29. Although largely played out on computers, the drill involves tens of thousands of South ... simulate the response to a nuclear attack threat, using a strategy of "tailored" deterrence developed last year at annual South Korea-US defence talks. North Korea has repeatedly called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1576169/south-korea-launches-military-drill-us-despite-norths-opposition
  3. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea nearly ready for fourth nuclear test, Seoul says

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:49pm by AP

    ... ago, Pyongyang threatened nuclear strikes against Seoul and Washington in protest over tougher US sanctions following its third bomb test. ... Associated Press in Seoul South Korea's defence minister says Pyongyang is ready to detonate a nuclear device as soon as the decision is made but may hold off N Korea 'nearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1507448/north-korea-ready-its-fourth-nuclear-test-says-seoul
  4. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, says US intelligence official

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 09:16am by Associated Press

    ... backtracking from denuclearization commitments. That announcement came during a period of high tension when the North issued threats of a nuclear strike on the United States. Tensions have eased some ... followed through on its threat to advance its nuclear weapons programme, the top US intelligence official said on Wednesday, while a research institute pointed to signs the communist country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417295/north-korea-restarted-its-yongbyon-nuclear-reactor-says-us-intelligence
  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea, United States to establish joint military unit

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... destruction in the nuclear-armed North if war broke out. The ministry said the contingent would have a joint office of US and South Korean staff in Uijeongbu, north of Seoul, where the US 2nd Infantry ... would allow South Korea control of its own troops, but Seoul wants a postponement, citing the increased threat from North Korea's nuclear and missile development. In June, the North ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585340/south-korea-united-states-establish-joint-military-unit
  6. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    US reinforces Pacific missile defences as North Korea authorises strike plans

    Posted Apr 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... yesterday by announcing it had authorised plans for possible nuclear strikes on US targets. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Pyongyang's increasingly bellicose threats combined with its ... for military action against the US, possibly involving nuclear weapons. While few of the North's threats have been matched with action, South Korea said it appeared to have moved a medium-range ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1207266/us-reinforces-pacific-missile-defences-north-korea-authorises-strike-plans
  7. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    N Korean leader Kim Jong-un directs island assault drill, state media reports

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 02:49pm by AFP

    ... by the modern warfare", and "deadly firepower strikes" on the island were followed by infantry landings and paratroops. The agency did not give the venue of the exercise, which apparently ... patience over its wayward ally's nuclear brinksmanship wearing thin. Kim is still waiting for an invitation to Beijing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1547343/n-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-directs-island-assault-drill-state-media
  8. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    North Korea has a nuclear weapon, says US agency as South dismisses capabilities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 10:07am by Reuters in Seoul

    ... missile, whose range of 3,500 km (2,100 miles) or more would put Japan within striking distance and may threaten Guam, home to US military bases. Despite North Korea’s nuclear tests, there has been ... Reuters in Seoul First time such a conclusion by a US agency made public A US government agency has said North Korea has a nuclear weapon it can mount on a missile, adding an ominous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1212808/seoul-casts-doubt-north-korea-miniaturising-nuclear-warhead
  9. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Two Koreas trade hundreds of rounds of artillery fire across disputed maritime border

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... troops. Last week, the North upped the ante by test-firing two mid-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan. North Korea has conducted three nuclear tests, the most recent- and most ... forcing South Korean islanders to take shelter a day after the North drove up tensions by threatening a new nuclear test. The exchange, triggered by a three-hour North Korean live-fire exercise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1462007/koreas-trade-fire-over-disputed-sea-border
  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    South Korea says crashed drones were programmed to fly from North Korea and back

    Posted May 08th 2014, 12:13pm by Reuters

    ... medium-range ballistic missiles, threatened to conduct a nuclear test, and fired more than 500 artillery shells that landed in disputed waters between the two Koreas. Pyongyang has also recently conducted engine tests for an intercontinental ballistic missile that could potentially deliver a nuclear warhead to the United States, a US think tank said on Friday. North Korea released TV ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1507318/south-korea-says-crashed-drones-were-programmed-fly-north-korea-and-back

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